JOTW 41-2013


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JOTW 41-2013

October 14, 2013

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This is JOTW newsletter number 987

 

“The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.”

― Marcus Tullius Cicero

 

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***  To post a job, just send the position, organization and location with a link or contact info for follow-up or replying to Ned at lundquist989@cs.com.  Posting a job is free.    The newsletter is then posted at www.nedsjotw.com.  Recruiters can submit up to three jobs for free.  Each job listing may be posted once in the newsletter for free

 

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***  This week’s top job was sent to us by the Prince William County Service Authority:

 

Copywriter, Prince William County Service Authority, Woodbridge, VA

 

(See below for details)

 

***  If you find out about a job opportunity in communications, send it to me (lundquist989@cs.com), and I’ll share it with the JOTW network. 

 

***  The JOTW network is built upon cooperative principles.  Share, and reap the benefits.  And it feels good to help others.  I call it selfish altruism.  But this also means you need to contribute.

 

***  In this issue:

 

(To view these jobs, scroll down to the listings in the content of this newsletter)

 

***  One Paragraph Pitch

 

1.)  Copywriter, Prince William County Service Authority, Woodbridge, VA

2.)  Senior Manager, Consumer PR, PayPal, San Jose, California

3.)  Communications Associate, Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Washington, D.C.

4.)  PR Specialist, Verizon Wireless, Basking Ridge, New Jersey

5.)  Vice President, DBC PR+New Media, New York, NY

6.)  Account Executive, DBC PR+New Media, New York, NY

7.)  Communications Director, Malaria No More, New York, New York

8.)  Fraternal Outreach Coordinator, Catholic Order of Foresters- Naperville, IL

9.)  Community Relations Associate, National Brain Tumor Society, Newton, MA

10.)  Communications Coordinator, FSG, Inc., Boston, MA

 

11.)  Associate Vice President, Brian Communications, Conshohocken, PA

12.)  Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania (GSEP), Shelly Ridge. PA

13.)  Account Supervisor, Tonic Life Communications, Philadelphia, PA

14.)  PR and Social Media Account Executive, Brownstein Group, Philadelphia, PA

15.)  PR/Visual Editor Internship, The Borgen Project, Seattle, WA (position will operate remotely from home)

16.)  Vice President, Communications and Marketing, The Atlanta Community Food Bank, Atlanta, Georgia

17.)  Social Content Manager/Brand Journalist, H&R Block, Inc., Kansas City, MO

18.)  Project Director, Interactive Media and Engagement, WETA, Arlington, Virginia

19.)  National Public Relations Manager, Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED), Baltimore, MD

20.)  Program Associate, Center for WorkLife Law, UC Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, CA

 

21.)  Client Services Consultant, StrategyCorps, Brentwood, TN

22.)  Director of Communications, PILnet, New York, NY

23.)  Sr. Manager, Healthy Living Communications YMCA of the USA National Office Chicago, IL

24.)  Public Relations Specialist, Wayfair, Boston, Massachusetts

25.)  Sports writer/editor, The Garden Island, Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii

26.)  Health and Science Writer, BrightFocus Foundation, Clarksburg, Maryland

27.)  Senior Account Executive, Company: Communiqué PR, Location: Seattle, WA

28.)  Director of Development and Communications, Center for Clean Air Policy, Washington, D.C.

29.)  Senior Communications Specialist, School Employees Retirement System of Ohio, Columbus, OH

30.)  COMMUNICATIONS ADVISER TO THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE (EU HIGH LEVEL POLICY ADVICE MISSION TO THE REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA), United Nations Development Programme, Chisinau, MOLDOVA

 

31.)  Communications Specialist, SEIU Local 521, San Jose, CA

32.)  Investor Relations and Corporate Communications Consultant, TearScience, Inc.,  Morrisville , NC

33.)  CSTM–Communications Specialist, Navy Office of Small Business Programs, Triumph Enterprises, Inc., Washington Navy Yard, DC

34.)  Online Editor, The American Prospect, Washington, DC

35.)  Assistant/Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, College of Fine Arts and Communication, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

36.)  REGIONAL COMMUNICATIONS ADVISOR, Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy (BERA), The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), New Delhi, INDIA

37.)  Senior Communication Consultant, Aon, Waltham, MA

38.)  Senior Communication Consultant, Aon, Haryana Gurgaon, India

39.)  Sports reporter, Daily Hampshire Gazette, Northampton, Massachusetts

40.)  Program Officer, International Center for Journalists, Washington, D.C.

 

41.)  VP – MARKETING AND COMMUNICATION, Financial Services Institution, Tennessee

42.)  Digital Communications Consultant, MetLife, Charlotte, NC

43.)  Lead Global Employee Benefits Communications & Thought Leadership Strategist, MetLife, New York, NY

44.)  Communications Lead, MetLife, Dayton, OH

45.)  Publicity Manager—Berkley/NAL, Penguin Group USA, New York, NY

46.)  Publicity Specialist, Farrar Straus & Giroux, New York, NY

47.)  Senior Director, Publicity, Universal Music Group, Hollywood, CA

48.)  Sr. Manager of Public Relations, Trade Books, HarperCollins Publishers Inc., Grand Rapids, MI

49.)  Communications Strategist, JANSON Communications, Inc., Manassas, VA

50.)  Director of Communications, Land Trust Alliance, Washington, DC

 

51.)  Associate Editor, FierceMarkets Enterprise IT Group, FierceMarkets, Washington, DC

52.)  Director of Public Relations, Northwestern Chicago Suburbs, IL

53.)  Account Executive, Daddi Brand Communications, New York, New York

54.)  Website Copywriter, Diplomatic Language Services (DLS), Arlington, VA

55.)  Digital Director, LEVICK, Washington, DC

56.)  Publicist, Mission Media, New York, New York

57.)  Internal Communications Officer, New Headquarters Transition, NATO Headquarters (HQ), Evere, Belgium

59.)  Tree Climber, The Brickman Group, Ltd., Long Grove, IL

 

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***  One Paragraph Pitch:

 

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Richard Wagner

 

***  Send your One Paragraph Pitch submissions to lundquist989@cs.com.  You can pitch yourself or your business anyway you want, as long as it’s short and to the point.  There is no waiting list.  Submit yours today!

 

***  Ned’s upcoming travel, maybe, perhaps:

 

October 19  Bath, Maine (CANCELLED??)

 

November 3-8  Provodentiales, Turks and Caicos Islands

 

December 9-11 Abu Dhabi, UAE

 

***  The September  issue of “Your Very Next Ste,” Ned’s travel, adventure and outdoors newsletter is now posted at http://www.yourverynextstep.com/

 

***  Overseas jobs:

 

Ned,
 
I hate to bother you, but I have a question about some of your listings.  As someone who would very much love to live in London, I find your listings for jobs there tantalizing.  I don’t know if it’s always true, but most require you to be a UK/EU citizen and/or have rights to work in the UK to even apply.  Given your list (I am guessing) mainly goes out to Americans, do you know what the motive behind the postings of these UK job is?  Are they actually willing to sponsor employees who don’t currently have a visa but can’t say so? Or is it a shot in the dark?  I just can’t understand why they would bother to post a job if 99% if the audience for this advert are not eligible?, and wonder if you have any insight into that.
 
Thanks,
 
JO

 

(Ned’s reply: I try to include postings from around the world because I want to make JOTW global in scope.  I find many of these opportunities surfing myself.  Most of those UK positions are not sent to me.)

 

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***  From Ross Bethell:

 

Ned,

 

I am pleased to announce the launch of the Middle East School of Business Communication in Dubai.

 

www.middleeastsbc.com

 

We deliver communication skills training via full-day and evening courses and bespoke in-house training.

 

OCTOBER COURSE HIGHLIGHT: Dubai’s first full-day course in communication measurement.

 

Other courses we are offering this October in Dubai:

 

– Social Media: 1) Crisis Communication 2) Strategy 3) Writing

– Blogging Essentials

– Building & Managing Communication Programs

– Mastering Customer Experiences

– Public Speaking for Business

 

More than 25 courses are planned for the remainder of 2013 in Dubai and other Middle East locations.

 

I invite you to visit our website (http://www.middleeastsbc.com/) and register for the newsletter to hear about new courses and other promotions.

 

Warm regards,

Ross Bethell

http://www.middleeastsbc.com/courses/communication-measurement-intensive-seminar/#.Uk6k1nbD9Ms

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November 5th and 6th, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands

 

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***  The Coastal Surveillance System (CSS) Is Making News

Maritime Security Outlook

by Edward Lundquist

http://www.maritimesecurityoutlook.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=109:css&catid=8:government&Itemid=25

 

***  Here are the jobs for this week:

 

***  This week’s top job was sent to us by the Prince William County Service Authority:

 

1.)  Copywriter, Prince William County Service Authority, Woodbridge, VA

 

SALARY: $41,148.90 – $53,7733.20 DOQ (+) benefits. The Service Authority is seeking a candidate to serve as the primary writer of all copy for external and internal Service Authority printed and online collateral materials. Responsible for proactively gathering, researching, drafting, producing, preparing, proofreading and disseminating information regarding the organization through many mediums and promote a favorable image for the organization. The ideal candidate will use originality and imagination to create, edit and produce internal and external communications for the Authority in many various forms. The ideal candidate will also be deadline and process-oriented, conceptually driven, and possess the ability to work collaboratively in a technical setting. He/she will be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously and will be a proven problem solver and a creative thinker who can learn new skills while leveraging past experiences. Good interpersonal and team building skills are a must. Due to the variable nature of the position, the candidate must continually build rapport with new people easily and effectively.

For a comprehensive list of duties and job requirements and to apply for this position, please visit our website: www.pwcsa.org. Deadline: October 15, 2013. EOE.

 

2.)  Senior Manager, Consumer PR, PayPal, San Jose, California

http://careers.prweekus.com/jobseeker/job/15155343

 

***  From Juliet Glassroth:

 

Hello, Ned. Can you add this opportunity to the list for next Monday? Many thanks!

 

Juliet Glassroth

Director of Communications

Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Washington, DC

 

3.)  Communications Associate, Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Washington, D.C.

 

Friends of the Global Fight is an advocacy organization that works to increase public awareness and understanding of the Global Fund as well as knowledge about HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. The Communications Associate position is an integral part of the team. Working with the Director of Communications, and the Associate Director of Communications, this individual will support outreach to audiences including Members of Congress, the media and partner organizations both in the U.S. and globally.

 

Communications Objectives

The communications team works to further Friends of the Global Fight’s policy objectives via:

  • Relationships with key journalists
  • Relevant, timely and accurate collateral materials and thought leadership pieces
  • Executive visibility (speaking engagements, events, authored pieces)
  • Effective use of digital media
  • Close collaboration with the Global Fund
  • Engagement with advocacy partners

 

Duties

  • Conduct extensive research to drive content development.
  • Manage social media efforts.

o   Oversee daily monitoring of Twitter, Facebook and other relevant social media platforms.

o   Develop and post content for social networking sites.

  • Manage implementation of media relations program.

o   Writing & editing media materials (press releases, pitches, talking points, backgrounders and interview briefings)

o   Conduct proactive media outreach

o   Responding to media inquiries

o   Developing and maintaining relationships with target journalists

  • Support Deputy Communications Director in maintaining Web site.
  • Support Friends’ presence at key events and conferences.
  • Develop and manage the graphic collateral capabilities within the department and overall organization.
  • Support the Deputy Director with quarterly newsletters and monthly Board updates.
  • Draft press releases, op-eds, blogs and letters to the editor, as needed.
  • Manage distribution of materials to appropriate audiences.
  • Manage intern program.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Strong research skills; ability to use open source and scholarly research as well as social media sources.
  • Strong project management capabilities.
  • Ability to make complex policy ideas accessible to various audiences.
  • Knowledge of software programs including Adobe Creative Suite (particularly Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign), Constant Contact and content management systems.
  • Capacity to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to take initiative and be flexible.
  • Knowledge of public policy and legislative matters, international health care issues or international development a plus.

 

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 1-3 years of professional work experience


How to Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to: Jobs@TheGlobalFight.org. Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive, we are only able to respond to those applicants whose qualifications closely matches the job description. No phone calls please.  Equal opportunity employer.

 

4.)  PR Specialist, Verizon Wireless, Basking Ridge, New Jersey

http://careers.prweekus.com/jobseeker/job/15057415

 

***  From Jessica Philpot:

 

Hi Ned,

 

Can you include the two below posts in next week’s newsletter?

 

Thanks,

Jessica

 

5.)  Vice President, DBC PR+New Media, New York, NY

 

DBC PR+New Media, a boutique PR firm specializing in consumer lifestyle accounts, is looking for a Vice President to serve as the client lead on our current consumer lifestyle accounts.  Successful candidates will provide leadership and functional guidance to other team members and develop and implement programs and services at the strategic and tactical levels for our clients.

 

A key responsibility will be providing strategic communication counsel to client contacts and managing the implementation of national PR programs on a daily basis.

 

Additional Responsibilities Include:

 

– Participate in building strong working relationships with clients, serving as the day-to-day contact

– Drive the day-to-day execution of PR programs, working within the account teams to ensure client objectives are achieved and agency business goals are met

– Manage and secure client spokespeople and strategic partnerships

– Assist with and manage media outreach including proactive and reactive media pitching

– Oversee client budgets, bill clients accordingly and manage team member’s utilization

– Participate in and lead new business development, including research & presentation development

– Mentor junior team members

 

The ideal candidate must demonstrate the following skills/experience:

 

– 9+ years demonstrated public relations experience

– PR agency experience required

– Forward-thinking self starter who is driven to provide results and solve problems

– Demonstrated success in creating and implementing large scale consumer PR campaigns

– Excellent planning and project management skills, including delegation of tasks to appropriate staff

– Expertise working on a variety of different projects on behalf of different clients while meeting all individual deadlines and deliverables

– Have a proven track record of successful media outreach to national and local media outlets

– Excellent communication and client relation skills 

– Superior writing skills

– Detail oriented, reliable and flexible – doesn’t sweat the small stuff

– Special event logistics and planning experience (media events, conferences & meetings) 

– Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and on a team

– Proficient computer skills including MS Word, Excel & PowerPoint

– The desire and ability to travel to client meetings and events; total travel is approximately 20%

– Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English, Marketing, or a related field.

 

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to jobs@dbcpr.com with “VP” in the subject line.

 

6.)  Account Executive, DBC PR+New Media, New York, NY

 

DBC PR+New Media, a boutique PR firm specializing in consumer lifestyle accounts, is looking for an Account Executive who will be responsible for implementing our current client initiatives such as:

– National and local media outreach

– High profile events for media and consumers

– Media-worthy partnerships

– Social media campaigns

 

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following skills & experience:

– 4-5 years demonstrated major consumer brand public relations experience

– PR agency experience required

– A proven track record of successful media outreach to national and local media

– Special event logistics and planning experience [media events, desk sides]

– Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English, Marketing, or a related field

– Intelligent thinking and strong ability to develop creative campaign concepts

– Incredible organizational skills

 Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to jobs@dbcpr.com with “AE” in the subject line.

 

7.)  Communications Director, Malaria No More, New York, New York

http://careers.prweekus.com/jobseeker/job/15155343

 

***  From Erin Skaggs:

 

Hi Ned,

 

I’m a long time subscriber that is excited to offer your readers a new opportunity. 

 

Contact Erin Skaggs- eskaggs@catholicforester.org for questions or more information. 

 

Thank you,

 

Erin
Erin Skaggs

 

8.)  Fraternal Outreach Coordinator, Catholic Order of Foresters- Naperville, IL

http://t.co/dpZFK8p1eC 

9.)  Community Relations Associate, National Brain Tumor Society, Newton, MA

http://www.idealist.org/view/job/Tb98kDkwTN2D

 

10.)  Communications Coordinator, FSG, Inc., Boston, MA

http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH07/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=FSGIMPACT&cws=1&rid=159

 

***  From Bill Seiberlich:

 

11.)  Associate Vice President, Brian Communications, Conshohocken, PA

 

Brian Communications is a strategic communications agency, led by Brian Tierney. With expertise in strategic counsel and planning, public relations, crisis communications, branding and advertising, Brian Communications is one of the fastest-growing communications firms in the Philadelphia region.  Position located in Conshohocken, PA. 

 

Job Description: 

 

• Provides senior-level communications counsel and ensures the effective implementation of clients’ strategic communications programs.

• Anticipates and manages communications issues and effectively positions clients with key opinion leaders and constituencies.

• Develops and track budgets including monitoring account team hours, out of pocket costs, etc. for multiple accounts.

• Supervises a number of direct reports for which he/she is responsible for performance reviews, professional development and account work oversight.

• Fosters agency culture

• Develops strategic communications programs that could include media relations, community relations, public affairs, social media, CEO positioning, etc.

• Reviews and edits the written work of staff including media materials (news releases, media advisories, background materials, media messages and Q&A) as well as client presentations, speeches and by-line articles.

• May participate in crisis and issues management opportunities.

• Participates with agency leadership team in developing proposals for new business opportunities.  

Job Requirements:

• Skilled in program development and execution of PR strategies.

• Previous experience in leading teams and managing budgets.

• Proven track record of successful media relations coverage; proven experience in pitching business and consumer stories to various media outlets, including bloggers.

• Strong writing and editing skills; background in AP-style writing.

• Proven ability to multi task; strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

• Experience with social media platforms and their use for audience engagement to support media strategy.

• Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, exercise independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance.

Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English, or a related field

• 7-10 years’ experience in agency public relations or a similar position

To apply:

Candidates should send their resume to Elaine Annos, Chief Talent Officer eannos@briancom.com 

 

12.)  Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania (GSEP), Shelly Ridge. PA

http://bit.ly/19H9ZLN

 

13.)  Account Supervisor, Tonic Life Communications, Philadelphia, PA

 

Tonic Life Communications, a healthcare-focused PR agency based in Center City Philadelphia, seeks a driven PR practitioner with 5-6 years of experience to join its growing team as an Account Supervisor. The following background/experience is encouraged:

• Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English, Marketing or a related field.

• 5-6 years’ experience in public relations agency or a similar position in a non-agency setting.

• Healthcare experience preferred.

• Strong writing, presentation, and media relations skills.

• Ability and comfort in leading projects and proactively taking ownership to see projects through completion.

• A dedicated, collaborative, team player with a proactive approach to work and interest in working in a positive environment.

To apply:

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter (including salary requirements) to Tonicteam@toniclc.com.  

 

14.)  PR and Social Media Account Executive, Brownstein Group, Philadelphia, PA

 

Brownstein Group, an integrated brand communications agency in Center City, is seeking an experienced Account Executive to join our growing PR and Social Media team! We are looking for someone with a passion for media, an entrepreneurial spirit and a proven track record in both strategic account management and media relations.

This position is responsible for managing and supervising public relations tactics, maintaining client relationships and ensuring that intended outcomes are met.  In this role, you would be responsible for developing and executing strategic plans and messaging for clients while also providing support and intervention for problem solving and crisis management.  It requires collaborative work within the department and agency, strategic thinking and an understanding of both traditional and social media.

Qualified candidates will demonstrate an ability to be a strategic account leader, successfully garner top-tier media and blog coverage, execute well-written thought leadership materials and manage an integrated communications platform.

Qualifications:

– 4-year degree with concentration in PR, Journalism, Communication or English

– Experience as a reporter or in a newsroom

– 2-4 years prior agency or equivalent client-side PR/social media experience

– Strong writing skills and writing samples

– Proven media relations results and knowledge of social media

– Experience developing PR & SM campaigns and plans

– Excellent client service and interpersonal communication skills

To apply:

If interested, please send your resume to pr@brownsteingroup.com. Please specify that you are applying to the “PR AE” position.

 

15.)  PR/Visual Editor Internship, The Borgen Project, Seattle, WA (position will operate remotely from home)

http://www.idealist.org/view/internship/Mkwz9PC7hccp/

 

16.)  Vice President, Communications and Marketing, The Atlanta Community Food Bank, Atlanta, Georgia

http://careers.prweekus.com/jobseeker/job/15163373

 

***  From Scott Gulbransen:

 

17.)  Social Content Manager/Brand Journalist, H&R Block, Inc., Kansas City, MO

 

Job Description

 

Are you a social content creator, journalist or social content ace looking for a great opportunity to join an award-winning Social marketing team? Do you have a knack for creating great content, engaging readers and driving readership and social sharing? If so, H&R Block is looking for you. We have an opening for an energetic, experienced and focused Brand Journalist on our Social marketing team. As the editor of the award-winning BlockTalk blog, you’ll work with internal and external partners to develop content for paid, owned and earned online channels leading to higher client retention and acquisition while supporting key marketing initiatives across tax and financial services.

Your Objectives will include:

• Increasing readership of content hub, BlockTalk
• Drive positive SEO results with relevant content creation and curation
• Support key marketing initiatives with rich, engaging, snackable and shareable content.

Responsibilities:

 

• Manage overall social content calendar and manage all social content projects.
• Serve as editor and manager of the H&R Block Social Content Hub: BlockTalk
• Manage and execute paid content marketing efforts to drive social client acquisition and social share of voice.
• Curation of third-party social influencer and contributor network
• Oversee agency partner to help deliver stated objectives
• Create content for our website and social media: blogs, articles, videos, graphics, etc.

Qualifications:

 

• 2+ years journalism, editing or content creation experience
• Excellent writer with superior grammar, spelling and proofreading skills and the ability to track down, create and deliver a story 
• High performing self-starter, with proven ability to work both independently as well as a member of high performance-output teams in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
• Familiar with various Content Management Systems (WordPress, etc.)
• Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to multi-task
• Cultural sensitivity and insights are required.
• Effective project management skills.
• Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while adhering to established timeframes and disciplines
• Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Presentation skills necessary to communicate and persuade a wide range of audiences.
• Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Maintain a commitment to ongoing personal growth and development
• Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism or Marketing.

 

WHY SHOULD YOU WORK FOR H&R BLOCK? 

 

Competitive compensation and benefits package, including: 

  • Salary and incentive compensation
  • Paid Time Off including
    • Vacation
    • Holidays
    • Sick time, including short-term disability
  • Benefit options for you and your eligible dependents, including:
    • Medical / Prescription Drug
    • Health Savings Account
    • Dental / Vision
    • Life / AD&D
    • Long Term Disability
    • Flexible Spending Accounts – medical and dependent care
    • Hyatt Legal Plan
  • Additional benefits include:
    • 401(k) plan, including a company match of $1 for $1 up to 4% and immediate vesting
    • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with a discount purchase price
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Adoption Assistance
    • Tax Preparation
    • Buy and Save associate discount site
  • Culture   
    • We are dedicated to doing the right thing for our People, Clients and Shareholders.
    • High Ambition- we focus on setting our goals high, bring out the best in our people and celebrate success. Agile- we anticipate the changing needs of the marketplace and quickly adjust to what our clients need today.

 

H&R Block is a progressive company dedicated to looking at our clients’ lives through taxes and finding ways to help.   Our vision is to become the leading global consumer tax company, bringing tax and related solutions to clients year-round.  If you meet the above requirements and would like to explore a career with H&R Block, please log onto our career website at www.hrblock.com and submit your resume and profile. 

https://careers-hrblock.icims.com/jobs/8356/social-media-content-manager-brand-journalist/job

 

18.)  Project Director, Interactive Media and Engagement, WETA, Arlington, Virginia

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=150900044

 

19.)  National Public Relations Manager, Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED), Baltimore, MD

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?job=15205655

 

***  From Kemi Ijaola:

 

20.)  Program Associate, Center for WorkLife Law, UC Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, CA

http://hoojobs.com/job/1695/

 

21.)  Client Services Consultant, StrategyCorps, Brentwood, TN

http://hoojobs.com/job/1700/

 

22.)  Director of Communications, PILnet, New York, NY

http://hoojobs.com/job/1689/

 

23.)  Sr. Manager, Healthy Living Communications YMCA of the USA National Office Chicago, IL

http://www.ymca.net/career-opportunities/open-positions.html?key=23724

 

24.)  Public Relations Specialist, Wayfair, Boston, Massachusetts

http://careers.prweekus.com/jobseeker/job/14956820

 

25.)  Sports writer/editor, The Garden Island, Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii

http://www.journalismjobs.com/Job_Listing.cfm?JobID=1535033

 

***  From Korey Hartwich:

 

26.)  Health and Science Writer, BrightFocus Foundation, Clarksburg, Maryland

http://www.brightfocus.org/aboutbrightfocus/join.html#sw

 

***  From Sheridan Smalley:

 

Hello,

 

I would like to submit the following job posting to your weekly JOTW newsletter.

 

Thank you!

 

All the best,

Sheridan Smalley

 

Sheridan Smalley

Assistant Account Executive

Communiqué PR

 

27.)  Senior Account Executive, Company: Communiqué PR, Location: Seattle, WA

 

Senior Account Executive w/ growing boutique PR agency in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood

 

Communiqué Public Relations is a Seattle-based boutique public relations firm focused on providing public relations services to a wide variety of companies. Our goal is to secure results that allow our clients to achieve their toughest business and communication objectives. We are seeking entrepreneurial candidates who want to help our clients create awareness, increase their market share and develop strong media relations programs. The right candidate will thrive on hands-on work with a variety of clients.

 

Primary Responsibilities

 

  • Grow and maintain client relationships by engaging in day-to-day contact; proactively take initiative on issues and foster communication between client(s) and account team.
  • Build understanding and knowledge of clients’ business and their competitive environments.
  • Actively participate and contribute to the development of account plans and new business proposals.
  • Engage in media outreach, story development and editing of media materials.
  • Oversee day-to-day planning of major events.
  • Lead and support projects that demonstrate strategic planning and creative thinking as well as drive news and launches for events.
  • Effectively develop full range of written materials including press releases, byline articles, speeches, client correspondence and reports.
  • Oversee and enforce consistent adherence to media management processes:  media lists, coverage monitoring, and industry trends.
  • Verify information to assure accuracy of media materials and contacts.
  • Develop strong working relationships with clients, press, conference organizers and analysts while working to create opportunities for coverage.
  • Inform account managers of day-to-day business, research and results.
  • Provide guidance to and mentor junior staff.

 

Requirements (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

 

  • Proven ability to write and develop compelling and superb press materials, such as press releases, plans, speeches, and backgrounders.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills as well as the ability to prioritize and multi-task in a dynamic, creative, challenging and fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective editor and industry analyst relationships.
  • Knowledge of social media and the ability to identify how it can be leveraged to achieve client objectives and communication strategy.
  • Strong understanding of and ability to contribute to PR plans, strategies and programs based on client objectives.
  • Familiarity with the Associated Press style guide.
  • Ability to work effectively independently and collaborate with others in a team environment.
  • Positive attitude in a deadline-oriented environment.
  • Strong listening skills and the ability to facilitate meetings and make presentations.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Ability to think creatively and develop new and interesting ideas.

 

Desired Education and Experience

 

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, English or a related field.
  • Four to six years of experience in public relations, preferably in an agency setting and/or within an applicable industry. Experience in the high-tech industry preferred.
  • Two to three years of experience as an account executive involved in developing pitch materials and conducting media relations.
  • Ability to think creatively and develop new and interesting ideas.

 

For further consideration, please apply online by sending your materials to opportunities@communiquepr.com.

 

28.)  Director of Development and Communications, Center for Clean Air Policy, Washington, D.C.

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=439900012

 

29.)  Senior Communications Specialist, School Employees Retirement System of Ohio, Columbus, OH

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?job=15205786

 

30.)  COMMUNICATIONS ADVISER TO THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE (EU HIGH LEVEL POLICY ADVICE MISSION TO THE REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA), United Nations Development Programme, Chisinau, MOLDOVA

http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=28464

 

31.)  Communications Specialist, SEIU Local 521, San Jose, CA

http://www.indeed.com/cmp/SEIU-Local-521/jobs/Communication-Specialist-ab53f27697d29983

 

32.)  Investor Relations and Corporate Communications Consultant, TearScience, Inc.,  Morrisville , NC

http://ncbcjobs.ncbiotech.org/display-job/53420

 

33.)  CSTM–Communications Specialist, Navy Office of Small Business Programs, Triumph Enterprises, Inc., Washington Navy Yard, DC

https://careers-triumph-enterprises.icims.com/jobs/1459/cstm–communications-specialist/job

 

34.)  Online Editor, The American Prospect, Washington, DC

http://www.journalismjobs.com/Job_Listing.cfm?JobID=1534110

 

35.)  Assistant/Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, College of Fine Arts and Communication, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

http://txstate.edu/academicaffairs/FacultyEmp/faculty_employment.htm

 

36.)  REGIONAL COMMUNICATIONS ADVISOR, Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy (BERA), The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), New Delhi, INDIA

http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=29880

 

37.)  Senior Communication Consultant, Aon, Waltham, MA

http://jobs.aon.com/jobs/813295-Senior-Communication-Consultant.aspx#.UlkjyHbD9Ms

 

38.)  Senior Communication Consultant, Aon, Haryana Gurgaon, India

http://jobs.aon.com/jobs/891548-IND-Executive-Assistant-Dummy-Requisition-.aspx#.UlkhcHbD9Ms

 

39.)  Sports reporter, Daily Hampshire Gazette, Northampton, Massachusetts

http://www.journalismjobs.com/Job_Listing.cfm?JobID=1535100

 

40.)  Program Officer, International Center for Journalists, Washington, D.C.

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=440000013

 

***  From Nancy S. Voith, APR:

 

Evening, Ned.

 

We are helping a client source a new VP of Marketing and Communication role, which reports into the EVP/COO.  Great organization and very committed to the difference a strong marketing/brand/communication professional can make to their strategic plan.  Short description is below with directions for how to apply.

 

Thanks again for your service to our profession.  Word of your site is spreading.  Someone brings it up to me at least once every couple of weeks.  Thought you’d want to know.

 

Nancy

 

Nancy S. Voith, APR

Managing Director – Talent Practice

 

CRA, Inc.

Radnor, PA

 

41.)  VP – MARKETING AND COMMUNICATION, Financial Services Institution, Tennessee

 

The VP of Marketing and Communication position reports directly to the EVP & COO and has broad and total responsibility for all marketing, brand and communications strategy, planning and delivery for the entire institution.  High-energy, persuasive and experienced candidates who have a 15+-year holistic marketing, brand and communication background and have financial services experience, particularly in the regional and large community banking space, are ideal.  The top candidates will have a track record of forming, leading and mentoring a team that is able to extend its influence and impact beyond on-paper expectations.  This VP will immediately be credible and peer-like with her/his colleagues and the entire executive team, quickly becoming the “go to” leader for market-making and reputation decisions.
 
Based in Tennessee, this opportunity is truly a “career-defining role” with a high-growth leader that is #1 in its space and offers a welcoming/accountable/collaborative culture.  This VP will be a part of the senior leadership team that drives the institution’s charge for high innovation and bringing major market approaches to an attractive and iconic mid-market arena.  The client is targeting growth on a number of fronts, including becoming part of the state and national conversation regarding regional financial services institutions and how this client could be playing in the larger banking picture for both consumers and small business.
 
In addition – a few things you should know that make this role even more appealing…. 
 
The VP reports directly into the COO and will:
·      be a prominent voice on the COO’s leadership team
·      drive the company’s overall marketing and brand direction
·      guide the institution through an upcoming rebranding campaign
·      determine new and customized products and markets to pursue
·      guide and integrate the brand through M&A activity in selected regional markets, as needed
·      become part of a collaborative culture led by a highly energized, visionary and charismatic CEO
·      be a key influencer in how and where the institution “places its bets” – as part of a 3-year strategic plan
·      advocate for broader actions on the state and national stages
·      lead a team of six marketing and communication professionals and manage several agencies
 
And, probably most importantly, the VP must be someone who ultimately wants to be a strong and credible guide for an organization that desires and values a marketing and communication strategist.  

 

Financial Services experience is required.
 

The company wants to move aggressively and has retained us to help them source the strongest candidates.  This is a tremendous role with an exceptional legacy institution that has redefined its role in the current market and is looking to do so on the broader state and national stages. 

 

TO APPLY

 

Interested, qualified candidates can apply through this link – VP – TN Financial Services Institution (http://positions.crainc.com/JobSeeker/Vice_President_of_Brand_Marketing_and_Communications_Strategy_J01970844.aspx) and by sending a resume directly to nvoith@crainc.com with VP-TN FINANCIAL INSTITUTION in Subject Line.  All conversations are confidential.

 

42.)  Digital Communications Consultant, MetLife, Charlotte, NC

http://jobs.metlife.com/charlotte/communications/digital-communications-consultant-jobs

 

43.)  Lead Global Employee Benefits Communications & Thought Leadership Strategist, MetLife, New York, NY

http://jobs.metlife.com/new-york-state/communications/jobid4157196-lead-global-employee-benefits-communications-﹠-thought-leadership-strategist-jobs

 

44.)  Communications Lead, MetLife, Dayton, OH

http://jobs.metlife.com/cincinnati/communications/jobid4246957-communications-lead-jobs

 

45.)  Publicity Manager—Berkley/NAL, Penguin Group USA, New York, NY

http://www.us.penguingroup.com/static/pages/aboutus/employment/jobopportunities.html#job09

 

46.)  Publicity Specialist, Farrar Straus & Giroux, New York, NY

https://re21.ultipro.com/HOL1002/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*7EA0BF79E0AA156C

 

47.)  Senior Director, Publicity, Universal Music Group, Hollywood, CA

https://www.hrapply.com/umusic/AppJobView.jsp?link=4011

 

48.)  Sr. Manager of Public Relations, Trade Books, HarperCollins Publishers Inc., Grand Rapids, MI

https://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH03/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=HARPERCOLLINS&cws=1&rid=561

 

49.)  Communications Strategist, JANSON Communications, Inc., Manassas, VA

 

Seeking a communications strategist with experience in strategic communications, outreach and public relations. Candidates with a background in writing and communications planning with an emphasis on Web communications and Social Media, stakeholder communications, messaging, creative product development, communication outreach and execution are strongly encouraged to apply. An ideal candidate would have extensive experience in supporting large companies, DoD and or other government organizations. Seven years minimum experience with a successful track record of increased responsibility. Experience with senior executives and management at all levels and advanced strategic thinking and planning, strong oral and written communication skills and problem-solving skills are required. An undergraduate degree in communications, public relations, marketing or similar disciplines is strongly preferred.  Experience within the field of education is also preferred.

 

Core responsibilities:

-Will aid in the development of a broad-range of communication strategies, outreach programs, plans, message management processes, and initiatives and outreach activities that effectively educate, inform, and build relationships with targeted stakeholder groups

-Develops and executes communications strategies that support identified communication goals; identify needs, objectives and design approaches; develop schedules and budgets as required for each project

-Develops and executes communication strategy planning and message management functions that drive communication service and product development / delivery activities

-Develop and maintain effective working relationships with established internal and external sources of DoD media – locally, regionally and nationally.

-Manages public relations programs in the media and target markets including working with public relations agency and media to ensure media coverage

-Drives and manages websites including Social Media and mainstream outreach – creating and managing content

-Provide communications support as needed to events and internal communications

-Perform other duties as required

 

Expectations:

 

The individual must be an experienced professional who is proactive and results-oriented, with solid relational skills, must be detailed oriented with the ability to multi-task and demonstrated experience interfacing with senior executives and all levels of management.

 

Advanced strategic thinking and planning, advanced oral and written communication skills, and advanced problem-solving skills are required.

 

The individual must possess strong presentation skills.

 

Education and experiences:

 

BA or BS in communications, public relations, marketing or similar disciplines, Five years of directly related experience in DoD, particularly Army.

 

Clearance: 

 

Must have the ability to obtain a secret or top secret clearance.

 

http://www.jansoncom.com/?page_id=2243

 

50.)  Director of Communications, Land Trust Alliance, Washington, DC

http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Land-Trust-Alliance/jobs/Director-Communication-14fd8689aa2ec78e

 

51.)  Associate Editor, FierceMarkets Enterprise IT Group, FierceMarkets, Washington, DC

http://www.journalismjobs.com/Job_Listing.cfm?JobID=1496572

 

***  From Sarah Leach:

 

Hello!  I have a job that I would like to post:

 

Sarah Leach / Creative Circle

Chicago, IL

 

52.)  Director of Public Relations, Northwestern Chicago Suburbs, IL

 

Job Description:

We have a great opportunity with our client, a rapidly growing company based in the Northwestern suburbs! They are looking for a hands-on Director of Public Relations to join their team in a FULL TIME capacity!

 

Ideal candidates will have experience working for a software, technology or SAAS company.

 

Job Responsibilities:

 

– PR Agency management experience

– Digital PR initiatives, including social media oversight/policy creation

– Copywriting, creative management and media pitching

 

You will be the public-facing spokesperson to the media, analysts and general public so strong presentation skills are required.

 

The role does require 30% travel.

 

If this sounds like you, let us know and we can send the full job description!

Status: Full Time

Estimated Duration: Possible Full Time

Starts: Within a Couple Weeks

Rate: up to $100,000

If you feel you are qualified for this position please send your resume to: Chicago64@jobalert.creativecircle.com

View additional job opportunities at www.creativecircle.com

 

53.)  Account Executive, Daddi Brand Communications, New York, New York

http://careers.prweekus.com/jobseeker/job/15040794

 

54.)  Website Copywriter, Diplomatic Language Services (DLS), Arlington, VA

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/wri/4121486551.html

 

55.)  Digital Director, LEVICK, Washington, DC

http://levick.com/careers

 

56.)  Publicist, Mission Media, New York, New York

http://careers.prweekus.com/jobseeker/job/15206035/

 

***  From Eugen Babau:

 

Hi Ned,

 

Here’s an interesting job with NATO in Brussels, Belgium.

 

The deadline for application is Nov. 15, 2013.

 

Hope all’s well with you, all the best.

 

Eugen

 

57.)  Internal Communications Officer, New Headquarters Transition, NATO Headquarters (HQ), Evere, Belgium

http://www.nato.int/structur/recruit/documents/Internal%20Communications%20Officer,%20New%20Headquarters%20Transition,%20Headquarters%20Project%20Office.pdf

 

58.)  Media Relations Manager, Bloomingdale’s, New York, NY

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?job=15196752

 

***  Weekly Alternative Selection:

 

***  From Korey Hartwich:

 

59.)  Tree Climber, The Brickman Group, Ltd., Long Grove, IL
http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?sc_cmp1=js_jrp_jobclick&APath=2.21.0.0.0&job_did=JHP0B45Z7SDH892HLW5&showNewJDP=yes&IPath=JRKV0C

***  Weekly Piracy Report:

 

195-13  10.10.2013: 0315 LT: Posn: 00:15.3N – 117:41.3E, Muara Berau Anchorage, Samarinda, Indonesia.

 

Five robbers armed with long knives boarded a bulk carrier at anchor. One crew was held hostage while they broke into a storage and took some ship’s stores. OOW alerted, alarm raised and crew proceeded towards forecastle. On seeing alert crew, the robbers jumped overboard and escaped. No injuries to crew. 

 

194-13  07.10.2013: 0342 LT: Karimun Transhipment Area, Indonesia.

 

A product tanker was boarded while performing a STS operation by four robbers armed with knives while one remained in a boat.

 

A different group of robbers was discovered on board the other STS tanker and alarm was raised. The robbers were spotted by the crew and escaped without taking anything. 

 

193-13  06.10.2013: 0242 LT: Nipah Anchorage, Indonesia.

 

Duty crew on board an anchored tanker, preparing for STS operations, noticed some suspicious boats near aft of the vessel. As he approached closer he found portable ladders rigged along the ship side and some robbers attempting to board. He immediately alerted the OOW, raised the alarm and all crew proceed towards the poop deck. See the alert crew the robbers aborted their attempt to board the vessel and moved away. The vessel alongside and all other vessels were alerted. 

 

192-13  07.10.2013: 0345 LT: Posn: 01:05N – 103:28E, Karimun Transhipment Anchorage, Indonesia.

 Five robbers boarded an anchored tanker during STS operations via the poop deck and were noticed attempting to enter the accommodation. Alarm raised and crew mustered. Upon hearing the alarm, the robbers made threatening gestures to the crew, jumped overboard and escaped in their unlit boat with an orange superstructure. The mooring master and the other STS vessel was informed. Detailed search on both vessels indicated that the robbers have boarded both vessels. Port control informed. 

 

191-13  06.10.2013: 0410 LT: Posn: 01:08N – 103:35E, Nipah Anchorage, Indonesia.

 

Six robbers in black attire were seen on board an anchored tanker trying to find a way into the accommodation. Alert D/O raised the alarm and sounded ship’s whistle. On hearing the alarm, the robbers jumped overboard and escaped in their wooden boat with an orange canopy. Vessels in the vicinity alerted via VHF. Crew mustered, head count taken and a search carried out. 

 

190-13  05.10.2013: 0048 LT: Posn: 00:06S – 117:32E, Santan Anchorage, Indonesia.

 

Four robbers armed with long knives boarded an anchored tanker awaiting cargo operations. Duty crew noticed movements at the forecastle, informed bridge and proceeded towards the forecastle to investigate. Duty officer raised the alarm and crew mustered. Upon reaching the forecastle the robbers threatened the crew with long knives and escaped and the crew were able to retrieve some of the stores which the robbers were trying to steal. Port authorities informed but no respond received. The incident was reported to the local police via ship’s agent. 

 

***  Ball cap of the week:  USS Hancock (CVA 19)

 

***  Coffee Mug of the week:    Keweenaw Peninsula USA – Michigan’s Top of the World

 

***  Polo-shirt of the week:  National Order of the Arrow Conference 2012

 

***  Musical guest artist of the week:  Larry and the Blue Notes

 

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